Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

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The Many Benefits of Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is revolutionizing how property owners control lighting, conserve energy and improve security with simple voice commands and home connectivity. It’s why smart lighting systems are one of many energy-saving strategies for smart homes, and they’re also a great first step into the Internet of Things (IoT) if you’re curious about smart technology.

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Energy-Saving Strategies for Smart Homes

Your home might be bleeding energy. According to the United States Department of Energy (DoE), the average household consumes 90 million BTUs of energy a year, and much of that energy is wasted.

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Best Smart Home Trends and Devices in 2018

Not so long ago, a smart voice assistant would have seemed like something out of a science fiction story. Today, smart devices and other home technology trends are affordable and easily available.

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Smart Kitchen Gadgets: The Future of Cooking

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in a home. When new homeowners are looking for a house, the kitchen is often a deciding factor.

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Energy-Efficient Dehumidifiers: Maintaining Your Ideal Home Humidity

Knowing how to maintain your ideal home humidity is important for both your health and your living space. Too much humidity in your house can result in mold, wood rot and aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms.

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Week-by-Week Moving Checklist: Best Tips for Moving and Packing

Moving can be rough. It’s time-consuming, expensive, and hard on your body.

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6 Essential Routines for Smart-Home Assistants

So maybe we don’t yet have flying cars or robot maids (unless you count your Roomba), but if you have a smart-home assistant like Amazon Echo or Google Home—and you’ve figured out the best smart-assistant routines to make your life easier—now you’re keeping up with the Jetsons. Routines are the key to getting the most

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Home Automation Security

What Are Automated Home Security Systems?

Connected homes are the wave of the future, and automated home security systems are no exception. In terms of home monitoring or deterring crime, combining home automation and security is the way to go: you can program, monitor and control your security system remotely or by using an in-home dashboard.

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Constellation’s Best of 2017

Out with the old, and in with the new! 2017 has been a busy year for everyone in the Constellation family, and we want to share some of this year’s most popular posts.

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Home Energy Savings Series: Cleaning Air Ducts

Since your home’s air ducts are out of view, you probably wouldn’t think to clean them — you may even wonder, “What is ductwork, really?” But it’s important to keep your air ducts, like any other part of your home, clean — not for aesthetic reasons, mind you, but for your health and to help

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Home Energy Savings: Dimmers, Switches, Motion Sensors & Timers

Dimmers, switches, timers and motion sensors are all designed to make it easier for you to manage the amount of energy your lights use. Whether you’re looking to do your part to save the planet or you’re more interested in saving on your bottom line, Constellation is here to help you find the best light

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